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Table 2 demographic characteristics, flood exposure and mode of participation of respondents

From: Rationale and methods for a cross-sectional study of mental health and wellbeing following river flooding in rural Australia, using a community-academic partnership approach

    n (%)  
Number and mode of respondents:
 Total respondents    2530 (100)  
 Respondents online    1907 (75)  
 Respondents on paper    623 (25)  
 Respondents completing both parts of questionnaire (1 and 2)    2251 (89)  
Total respondents providing full socio-demographic data    2180 (86)  
  Online n (within row %) On paper n (within row %) n (% of 2180) Population across the 6 local government areas n (%)
Total population across 6 local government areas     239,604
Socio-demographic characteristics (n = 2180)
 Women 1191 (79) 309 (21) 1500 (69) 123,343 (51)
 Men 458 (67) 222 (33) 680 (31) 116,261 (49)
 Age 16–24 102 (85) 18 (15) 120 (6) 24,367 (10)a
 Age 25–74 1517 (76) 468 (24) 1985 (91) 149,566 (62)
 Age 75+ 30 (40) 45 (60) 75 (3) 24,592 (10)
 Identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 58 (75) 19 (25) 77 (4) 9739 (4)
 Farmer or farm worker 144 (76) 45 (24) 189 (9) 4581 (5)
 Business owner 502 (70) 212 (30) 714 (33) Not available
 Single (vs in a relationship, e.g., married) 497 (71) 207 (29) 704 (32) 73,240 (43)
 Has a university degree 807 (84) 150 (16) 957 (44) 27,966 (14)
 In paid employment (full or part-time) 1237 (82) 274 (18) 1511 (69) 96,421 (49)
 In receipt of Government income support 428 (63) 248 (37) 676 (31) 69,389 (18)
Flood exposure groups (n = 2180)
 Suburb flooded 1224 (74) 435 (26) 1659 (76)  
 Non-liveable areas of their home flooded 761 (74) 274 (26) 1035 (48)  
 Liveable areas of their home flooded 306 (67) 154 (33) 460 (21)  
 Business/farm flooded 268 (73) 97 (27) 365 (17)  
 Home of a significant other flooded 1065 (77) 315 (23) 1380 (63)  
 Not exposed to any of the above 153 (77) 45 (23) 198 (9)  
Future research (n = 2180)
 Willing to participate in further research (yes or possibly) 1219 (88) 163 (12) 1382 (63)  
  1. aaged 15–24 available only